Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Catfish or Kerrigan?

I received this blog post signed 'kerrigan".  It gives you the delusional view of Pensacola that Hayward supporters have.  Have a read and then I'll unpack this rant.

Thriving city. Airport concessions and operations procedures a home run success. Big time job creation with new industry at the airport. Mayor seen as superstar all over Florida. Secured major funding for countless city projects with the help of the governor and Frank White. New businesses opening almost weekly. Vast majority of city residents love the city. Downtown is truly transformed and is a model for all cities. Most of the bloggers like Outzen don't even live here and certainly don't pay taxes here. If you do you are an exception. The mayor allows the town "celebrities" to boast that it's all happening because of their accomplishments. He reformed an obscene pension fund that was handed to him with staggering unfunded liabilities. Reduced city employees. Rented empty space in City hall to increase city revenues. City enterprises thriving as he sheds the dead weight they were all suffering with when he was elected. None of which have you ever noted. Is he perfect, no but be careful when you cast stones. We need you bloggers to give up this cozy protection racket you all have for each other and expose the fake news the other writes, the obvious conflicts of interest and corrupt motives but I know it will be mutually assured destruction because the sins of the non resident bloggers are many. 

Thriving City - Slowest growth in the panhandle during Hayward Administration.  Downtown is thriving.  The rest of the City...not so much.  Have you ridden down 9th between Cervantes and the Mall.  Thriving?  Never see the Mayor there.  Have you ridden down North Palafox between Cervantes and Pace? Thriving?  Never see the Mayor there.  Have you looked off to either side of Interstate 110? Thriving?  Never see the Mayor there.  Pensacola is far from thriving.  It needs a Mayor that knows there is more than downtown!

Airport concessions and operations procedures a home run success.  Actions illegally taken by the Mayor.  Impossible to say if other group actually approved by Council would have been less successful.  Airport ARFF found with issues in April 2017 FAA findings.  Is the Airport safe or just has a good chicken sandwich?  Except on Sunday!

Big time job creation with new industry at the airport.  Thanks to Scott Luth and Florida West NOT Ashton Hayward.  

Mayor seen as superstar all over Florida.  If the rest of Florida believes his personally developed spin, they are welcome to have him.  I'll donate for moving expenses. 

Secured major funding for countless city projects with the help of the governor and Frank White.  What major funding?  For the airport project Luth and Florida West brought?  If you think Triumph is the answer, hold your breathe for Papa Gaetz to send any money to Ashton after they way you treated him. 

New businesses opening almost weekly.  And Hayward is responsible for this how?  Sun came up today.  Did Hayward make it so.  Businesses close almost weekly also.  Are those his fault?

Vast majority of city residents love the city.   Maybe at your rich folk cocktail parties but is the answer the same in Scenic Heights or off Burgess?  No new Jaguars in those neighborhoods.  Not even sidewalks.

Downtown is truly transformed and is a model for all cities. You can thank Quint Studer for that. See how the Maritime Park transformed downtown just like advertised?  Admit you were wrong about the Park and Studer.  It's OK to admit you were wrong.  

Most of the bloggers like Outzen don't even live here and certainly don't pay taxes here.  Rick is a journalist with a tangible paper and a blog.  Your blog experiment you fund does fantastic historical pieces (honestly) but just spends the rest of their time pimping your boy.  Does Drew live in the City? Does Dick of DicksBlog live in the City?

If you do you are an exception.   I do or I couldn't have been on the City Council.  Hello!

The mayor allows the town "celebrities" to boast that it's all happening because of their accomplishments.  Allows?  Allows?  They put their money (millions) at risk into this city and Hayward ALLOWS them to talk about it.  Is this how Hayward feels?

He reformed an obscene pension fund that was handed to him with staggering unfunded liabilities.  And kept the CFO that caused the mess. Are all of the unfunded liabilities funded now?  That would be great if it were true.

Reduced city employees.  All he did is transfer the library to the County. FAKE NEWS BY YOU. Uses City funds for his contract photographer to follow him around.

Rented empty space in City hall to increase city revenues.  Are they still there?  Who?  Aren't they out of business.

City enterprises thriving as he sheds the dead weight they were all suffering with when he was elected.  Is the Port thriving?  Dead Weight Miller and Merritt have done a fantastic job at the port. The only ships there are shrink wrapped!  ESP has decaying infrastructure.  The airport is growing at 1/3rd the rate of Ft. Walton.  Golf Course is still losing money.  Bravo Ashton!

None of which have you ever noted.  I note ALL of his "accomplishments"  Criminal investigations, Deepflex, Candy company, Hixardt, failure at Corrine Jones, massive development at Blount School property, lawsuit losses, discrimination cases, bandwagon comments that start community outrage.

Is he perfect, no but be careful when you cast stones.   I'm far from perfect but less far than the Mayor. 

We need you bloggers to give up this cozy protection racket you all have for each other and expose the fake news the other writes, the obvious conflicts of interest and corrupt motives but I know it will be mutually assured destruction because the sins of the non resident bloggers are many. 

All local blogs and press outlets now see your boy for what he is and it becomes a conspiracy.  Why don't you go Pulse 2.0 and purchase the PNJ.  Then you can get them to write whatever you want.

My blog is for sale for...$1 million dollars!





4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think one of those city hall tenants was H2 and they are still very much in business. But not in city hall any more.....wonder why?

Anonymous said...

H2 left because the rent was too high.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing to me that the citizens of Pensacola continue to ignore the impropriety that gushes from City Hall. They buy into the idea that their quality of life in "THE REST OF PENSACOLA" doesn't matter as long as we have a hip downtown.

There is a comment on Escambia Citizen Watch today that outlines (more) connections between the Mayor and a million dollar road to nowhere...with links to your blog and it has generated little interest. But talk about removing a statue and they'll call for his head on a platter.

It will be interesting to see how the 2018 race plays out - it would certainly be a good opportunity for the right person to throw their name in the hat. I'll bet they could get a lot of support from the forgotten neighborhoods of Pensacola.

Anonymous said...

If Mr. Studer is reading this, please run for Mayor! You truly care about Pensacola and its citizens and would be a great asset as Mayor. The West side of town is forgotten because that's where the black and other minorities live. The Mayor will come closer to election time. Besides, he only needs his rich white friends, and a few blacks to vote. Those who support the Confederate flag are County people. Hayward alienating them has no impact on his re-election. If Mr. Studer ran for Mayor, he would win in a landslide.